This morning we had a great time out on the ocean, surfing the waves with dolphins. First we encountered a group of more than 100 common dolphins near Ponta Delgada. The large group was spread out but we could always enjoy the company of the curious dolphins as small groups were taking turns to check us out. The next encounter was with a group of bottlenose dolphins a bit further out where the swell was larger. It was this group of about 40 dolphins that was making the most of surfing in the swell. It was a really amazing experience riding alongside these dolphins and seeing them through the waves and leaping out of the back of them. After searching further to the west of the island we enjoyed a coastal ride back with nice views of the São Miguel coastline along the way.
Bottlenose dolphins surfing in the waves
Common dolphins near Ponta Delgada
Second winter Mediterranean gull